UPGRADES to Hughenden’s main sporting facility are set to boost participation rates in the North West town.
State Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter has congratulated Flinders Shire Mayor Greg Jones on receiving $100,000 in funding for improvements to the Hughenden Showgrounds sports field.
The funding from the State Government’s Get Playing Places and Spaces initiative has helped purchase new goal posts, fencing, turf and an irrigation system as well as laser-levelling of the grounds.
“The grounds are integral to the success of many sports in Hughenden,” Mr Katter said.
A number of clubs and competitions use the facility, including the Hughenden Bulls Rugby League Club, Mid-West Local League, Hughenden Hawks Junior Rugby League Club and the Hughenden Touch Association.
“Rugby league is an institution in Hughenden – a very proud sporting town with many dedicated volunteers and a supportive Council who ensure the success of local competitions,” Mr Katter said.
“These improvements will make it easier for clubs to attract new members and also offer enhanced opportunities for current members.”
“It will be a big boost to get more residents of Hughenden active and living a healthy lifestyle through playing the sport.”
“Congratulations to Flinders Shire Mayor Greg Jones for his Council’s dedication and commitment to improving the facilities.”
“Of course, sports in regional communities can’t be successful without a number of integral sporting volunteers, which Hughenden is lucky enough to have many.”
The Get Playing Places and Spaces is one of four programs as part of the State Government’s Get In The Game initiative to boost grassroots sport and recreation.